Coeur d'Alene is rich with many resources for new and expecting parents!
Opting for a hospital birth experience? Kootenai Health is our local hospital with many amenities! Large labor tubs and a variety of care provider options- from family doctors or midwives, to OBGYNs. https://www.kh.org/
Another fantastic hospital option is Valley Health System in the Spokane Valley! Although this is a smaller hospital with not as many amenities, the care providers that attend at this hospital are truly wonderful! https://www.valleyhealth.com/
I have worked a great deal with the doctors at COEUR OBGYN and appreciate their kind, honest, and evidence based way of practicing! If you are a higher risk mom, or prefer to work directly with an OBGYN, I recommend working with this practice!
Looking for a midwife attended birth, but prefer to birth within the hospital?? Consider working with the midwives within Kootenai Health! This group of midwives practice with respect and care for each individual and work to help you meet your birthing goals.
If you opt to give birth at Valley Hospital (and especially if you are considering a VBAC option), I suggest considering Dr. Nathan Meltzer at Valley OBGYN. Dr. Meltzer practices with loving, honest, and compassionate care. He is great at following evidence based practices and takes stellar care of his patients.
If you are opting for a home-birth (with possible birth-center options), I love working with the midwives at Hazel Tree Midwifery! Offering women and family-centered care, these women love what they do, and it shows!!! Well educated, honest, and most importantly, deeply loving, this group of midwives will help you to meet your at home or birth center birth goals!
Spokane River Midwives is another wonderful group of midwives that serve both Spokane and Coeur d' Alene families. This group offers their beautiful new birth center in Post Falls as an option for the families that choose to work with them.
One of the longest standing birthing centers in our area, DaySpring Midwifery offers both in-home and birth center options with their amazing group of midwives!
Doree Handford is another incredible doula as well as childbirth educator- offering Birthing From Within classes for parents. I have been through this course (with Doree as the instructor) and HIGHLY recommend it! It is a course that prepares couples for every turn their birth might take. https://www.aparentsparadise.com/
Chiropractic care is very important at all times of life, but especially in pregnancy! I highly recommend the expertise of the doctors at Spoelstra Family Chiropractic! These doctors specialize in care for women before, during, and after pregnancy and in infant and children's chiropractic care!